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How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

Typically 12 weeks: Typically 12 weeks, but everyone is different. Things like nicotine, nutrition, etc all come into play as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
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Clavicle Fracture (Definition)

The clavicle is the bone that connects the scapula to the sternum. A fracture (also known as a "break") can occur from a direct blow to the shoulder. The treatment ranges from non-operative treatment in a sling to open treatment with metallic implants. An orthopaedic surgeon can provide more answers. For more ...Read more


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I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

See an orthopedist: If the clavicle is broken it need to be supporte and treated to prevent more displacement and long term impairment. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have surgery to repair malunion on broken clavicle?

Malunion: Many clavicle malunions are not symptomatic and do not cause any problems. If painful or if causing range of motion limitations or if causing nerve compression, then repair is an option. Cosmetic appearance improvement is usually not a good indication for surgery (trade scar for bump). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: An open fracture is one that the bone ends puncture through the skin. An open repair involves making an incision then placing a plate and screws onto the clavicle then closing the skin. ...Read more

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Will i be able to play soccer in august after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Typically after: An open repair if a fracture full contact sports are not permitted until the fracture appears to be united on x-ray and motionand stregth have returned. Icant say how it affect you specifically. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more

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How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

Individual: Depends on the extent of the fracture, the location and pain. Probably 4 weeks would allow some swimming. These can heal quickly and if "cracked" but not through and through or displaced, you may get in sooner. Do not do any activity unless approved by your doctor. Don't be a pain in the neck and don't swim away from your responsibilities! ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken clavicle to feel normal?

How long does it take for a broken clavicle to feel normal?

Age matters: At the age of 31, the healing of a clavicle fracture can take a full 3 to 4 months. Smoking is a negative factor for healing. Young children heal as quickly as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a broken clavicle for a 16 year old 6-8 weeks?

Multiple ?: If I am not mistaken this is a repeat ? Which is ok at 6-8 wks your fracture , if it is a reasonably simple one , should be solid enough for day to day activities but no rough stuff that would be ok around 5-6 months as i told you before full remodeling is a 2 year thing take vit d it helps with the healing as i said before 1000iu/25#body wt good luck be careful/ discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

Really bad: Like coming through the skin. Surgery is almost never done on a broken claviclre ...Read more

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Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

Clavicle is a strut: The clavicle is the only connection the scapula (and the rest of the arm) has to the rest of the skeleton. The clavicle acts as a strut to keep the scapula in the proper position. A shortened clavicle from a break can cause the scapula to become hunched forward, affecting its mobility. ...Read more

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How many weeks after a broken clavicle until i can start gently throwing a ball against the wall ?

Broken Clavicle: Level of activity after a broken clavicle depends on several factors. How displaced was the fracture and how much healing is evident in x-rays? Pain is an important indicator of recovery, but it's important to have a sense of how your fracture is healing. You should be working on elbow, wrist and gentle shoulder exercises immediately after the injury to keep them from getting stiff. ...Read more

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After 2 weeks with a broken clavicle, should I still be icing? The pain is going away very fastly but i was told 6 more weeks. Would ice speed it ip?

After 2 weeks with a broken clavicle, should I still be icing? The pain is going away very fastly but i was told 6 more weeks. Would ice speed it ip?

Follow Dr advice: Follow your doctor's advice , ice is not going to help you in healing , if pain is subsiding with it use it , make sure go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?

Clavicle: If non-displaced and in the middle 1/3, non-surgical treatment includes rest in a sling. If displaced or broken in the distal 1/3, then surgical stabilization with plates, screws, pins, wires, etc. Is indicated. ...Read more

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How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

Healing fracture: Exercise by walking and avoid movement in the shoulder area. Live a healthy life style. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Take a multivitamin made from food, and multi-minerals with calcium, magnesium and zinc. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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What could cause clavicle fracture ?

Fall off of bicycle: Bike accident any fall ice hockey checking blunt trauma. ...Read more

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How is clavicle fracture typically treated?

Depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures widely varies depending on the location of the fracture, the amount of shortening of the clavicle, involvement of surrounding soft tissues, including the overlying skin. Lots of fractures can be treated with a sling and time, certain fractures have superior outcomes with surgical care. ...Read more

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Will my 6 month old sleep on the side with a broken clavicle?

Prob not: Probably not but after a week the clavicle should be healed and your baby can sleep then on either side.. ...Read more